Jim Streitelmeier, the pastor of Neighborhood Fellowship, has a specific year when he thinks Indianapolis’ social problems really took off:1973. That’s when Indianapolis Public Schools began busing black students to predominantly white schools in order to, at long last, integrate them. And it’s also the year Indiana passed a no-fault divorce law.
Policymakers on both the left and right have long felt hamstrung when it comes to addressing the problems that decades of social science research have shown hurt the economic prospects, not only of those in the midst of them, but everyone else in the community.
Two dozen auto insurers in Indiana already have launched at least small-scale usage-based insurance programs, according to the Indiana Department of Insurance.
Carmel-based Nightingale Home Healthcare Inc. is trying to keep from being kicked out of the federal Medicare program for allegedly putting patients in “immediate jeopardy,” according to documents in a bankruptcy reorganization case the company filed in December.
Carmel-based Stratice Healthcare LLC wants to take the concept of electronic prescribing for drugs and extend it to most of the rest of the health care system.
Indianapolis-based Chondrial Therapeutics LLC has been accepted into a program run by the National Institutes of Health that will provide the drug company with services worth at least $5 million, the company estimates.
Investors bid up shares of Anthem Inc. on Tuesday morning after the Indianapolis-based health insurer said its health plan membership ended the year at higher levels than expected.
When CEO Dan Evans relinquishes the reins of Indiana University Health in April, he will hand his successor Dennis Murphy a hospital system with a pristine balance sheet. That’s a big change for IU Health, which when the Great Recession hit was debt-laden and cash-strapped.
Preferred Population Health Management is trying to get hospital systems, health insurers and area agencies on aging to use a set of tools and techniques to help dementia patients and their families—tools that were developed by the medical staff at Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
Purdue University plans to hire 60 faculty members in life sciences-related fields, purchase new research equipment and construct more facilities.
Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employer LLC expects its Springbuk software for managing wellness programs to triple its clients, revenue and employees this year.
IU Health effectively started its own ambulance service in December by adding two ambulances to its long-standing LifeLine critical-care service and opening a call center to help other health care providers figure out what level of transport services a particular patient needs.
Even excluding the 78.8 million records stolen from health insurer Anthem, the number of patient records stolen from Indiana health care organizations spiraled to 4.3 million from about 69,000 in 2014.
The revamp is designed to help Indianapolis-based system save money in coming decades and to have facilities better suited to changes in health care that have sped up shifts in care from inpatient hospital facilities to outpatient facilities.
The Pence administration expects the program—which uses federal Medicaid money to pay for a state-designed health insurance system—to eventually serve 520,000 participants.